Colin Stetson
Colin Stetson is a horn player of uncommon strength, skill, and genre-defying creativity. He composes and performs otherworldly songs that combine a mastery of circular breathing technique with percussive valve-work and reed vocalizations, making a polyphonic solo music that combines influences as diverse as Bach, early metal, American prewar gospel, and the explorations of Jimi Hendrix, Peter Brötzmann, and Albert Ayler. Stetson has defined his live set as “a study in extremes” and his performances have been compared to the Olympics as a result of the saxophonist’s intense physicality and endurance. As a result, Stetson was handpicked by Arcade Fire as both opening act and collaborator for their 2010 tour. Stetson has also worked extensively with Tom Waits, TV on the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, and Laurie Anderson.
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